You’ve traced your family as far back in Germany as you can. You’ve gotten all the birth, marriage, and death dates. Now you want to know: What was real life like for your German peasant ancestors? Sure, there’s plenty of books on German politics, religion, and geography, but what was a day in the life of the average Johann? In this episode, I talk to historian Dr. Teva Scheer, author of Our Daily Bread, a book that reveals village life in early modern Germany.